EGI-InSPIRE:Sa1 2013-05-28

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Progress of SA1 issues

PQ11: NGI operations sustainability: Various NGIs expressed interest in sharing operational services (as providers and/or consumers). A new survey with a detailed service portfolio will be produced to help NGIs in sharing operational effort in preparation to tthe end of EGI-inSPIRE in April 2014.


  • MS425 Operational Level Agreements: completed first external review cycle, one request of clarification to one reviewer submitted, documented expected to by finalized on 28-05-2013
  • MS431 DMSU: first draft circulated

SA1.1 Activity Management


  • UMD Release Team meeting: contribution and preparation of the agenda
  • OMB monthly meeting: preparation of contributions and of agenda
  • SAM Update 22 meeting: preparation of action plan for the deployment in production of this new major release when staged rollout will be successfully passed
  • participation to the ENVRI WP3 meeting


  • organization of the DRIHM collaboration (user contacts, testbed and infrastructure providers)
  • review of SA1 metrics and strategic metrics and targets (D1.13), review of the document provided
  • review of all SA1 metrics (metrics portal, consistency with QR reports) and values in the metrics portal, submission of various bug fix requests, review of metrics portal project metrics
  • review of web site structure, provisioning of NGI operations contacts
  • definition of SHA-2 monitoring work plan
  • assessment of progress of EMI-1 campaign
  • council document on resource application and allocation
  • provisioning of content (SA1 plans) for the technical roadmap
  • approval of changes to the service operations security policy
  • definition of new EMI-1 StoRM support calendar with PT
  • handling of operations tickets and VO service tickets in GGUS
  • update of UMD membership list
  • preparation of deployment campaign of new MPI service types for GOCDB in preparation to SAM Update 22
  • review of feedback from the survey on sharing of operations services among NGIs (for better sustainability after EGI-InSPIRE)

SA1.2 Security

  • Handling the critical vulnerability CVE-2013-2094 (EGI-ADV-20130514). Tickets have been submitted to perceived vulnerable sites. We are currently ironing out some monitoring issues to reliably identify any remaining vulnerable sites
  • Monitoring changes made to monitor CVE-2013-2094
  • work on Emergency-Suspension Mini Project
  • Attended ENISA Securty Workshop Bucharest
  • Attended TF-CSIRT Meeting Bucharest
  • SVG: Three new vulnerabilities reported
  • Modified the Compromised certificate /emergency suspension document to address comments
  • Attended EGI OMB meeting

SA1.3 Staged rollout

No report received

SA1.3 Integration

  • attending ENVRI meeting (collaboration with EISCAT-3D)
  • work on cloud resources integration and certification
  • setup of DRIHM collaboration with the involvement of NGIs
  • assessment of GLUE readiness of UNICORE and GLOBUS resources

SA1.4 Central tools

  • Analyzing the status of UserDN Publishing probe
  • Discussions related to SAM Update-22 transitions
  • Proposed adding OPS-MONITOR tests to Operations tests (
  • OMB presentations related to OPS-MONITOR and SAM Upgrade
  • Modifying StoRM tests at to return OK

SA1.5 Accounting

  • assessment of status of probe for UserDN publishing monitoring

SA1.6 Helpdesk

  • Ticket monitoring
  • Preparation of the next GGUS release
  • Testing of new features on GGUS test instance

SA1.7 Support

  • followup of new sites with new EMI-1 alarms for software retirement
  • follow up of RPI, sites to be suspended, top BDII A/R, Unknowns
  • handling topics of the SAM nagios WG.
  • participation in a status update meeting of the SAM team.
  • handling requests to review SE probes
  • investigation status changes of sites
  • setting up database to track top bdii availability, availability/reliability,unknowns of sites, certification status changes and the rod performance index over time.

Software Support

Chairing of SAM Nagios working group and assessment of changes needed in SAM Update 22 (new probes, renaming of existing ones, update of profiles, decommissioning of other metrics), discussion of impact and technical roadmap with NGIs

Network Support

No report received

SA1.8 Availability and core services

  • definition of DTEAM VOMRS decommissioning plan


  • final work on MS425 based on internal review results and comments
  • preparation of procedure for decommissioning of obsoleted GOCDB service types (PROC17)


No meetings planned